By CRF editor, May 17 2018 07:42AM
Two women are dancing for joy in the middle of Calcutta Rescue’s TB clinic, surrounded by patients wearing green masks to prevent the spread of this potentially fatal disease.
It is November 2017 and they have just been told they are finally clear of the disease after a year and a half of treatment.
That spontaneous expression of happiness provided the spark of inspiration for this dance video involving hundreds of Calcutta Rescue's patients, schoolchildren and doctors, health workers and teachers dancing to the soundtrack of Living in the City by British artist Rhys Lewis, who is supporting the project. The video was filmed and edited by volunteers at no cost to the charity.
Calcutta Rescue works in challenging conditions, and the lives of the people we help are very hard.
But they so often demonstrate a remarkable resilience and love of life. So we thought, why not try and capture that positive spirit in dance? Then all we had to do was get everyone in the charity inspired by the idea, get everyone rehearsing, and then film them in 12 different locations around the city, from the roof of a school in a red-light district to a mobile clinic parked up in one of the city’s most deprived slums...
From children with learning disabilities and patients crippled by leprosy to an amazing woman of 90 who had had a hip operation just a month before - everyone danced their socks off.
So if you enjoy this video and like what we are trying to do then please, please share it with all your friends, and help us spread the word about this amazing little charity.